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Chief Sponsor: David Litvack

Senate Sponsor: Allen M. Christensen

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends the Medical Assistance Programs chapter in the Health Code.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    requires the department to explore the feasibility of expanding the use of 340B drug
             13      pricing programs in the state Medicaid program;
             14          .    requires the department to report to the Legislature's Health and Human Services
             15      Interim Committee and Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee
             16      regarding implementation of the expansion of the 340B drug pricing program; and
             17          .    sunsets the section on July 1, 2013.
             18      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             19          None
             20      Other Special Clauses:
             21          None
             22      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             23      AMENDS:
             24          63-55-226, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 24
             25      ENACTS:
             26          26-18-12, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             28      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             29          Section 1. Section 26-18-12 is enacted to read:

             30          26-18-12. Expansion of 340B drug pricing programs.
             31          (1) The department shall, in accordance with this section, expand the state Medicaid
             32      program's use of savings under the 340B drug pricing program.
             33          (2) The department shall:
             34          (a) determine:
             35          (i) the feasibility of developing and implementing one or more 340B drug pricing
             36      programs for a specific disease, similar to the department's hemophilia disease management
             37      services; and
             38          (ii) whether the 340B drug program for a specific disease results in greater savings for
             39      the department than other drug management programs for the particular disease;
             40          (b) report by May 21, 2008 to the Legislature's Health and Human Services Interim
             41      Committee and Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee regarding:
             42          (i) potential cost savings to the state Medicaid program from expansion of the use of
             43      340B drug pricing programs;
             44          (ii) state Medicaid plan amendments or waivers necessary to implement increased use of
             45      340B drug pricing programs by the state Medicaid program; and
             46          (iii) projected implementation of the 340B drug pricing programs identified under the
             47      provisions of Subsection (2)(a);
             48          (c) work with the Association for Utah Community Health to identify and assist
             49      community clinics that do not have 340B drug pricing programs to determine whether, under
             50      applicable federal law:
             51          (i) the patients of the community health center would benefit from establishing a 340B
             52      drug pricing program either on site, or through a contract with a pharmacy provider; and
             53          (ii) the community health center can provide the 340B drug price savings to the
             54      community health center's Medicaid patients; and
             55          (d) beginning May 21, 2008, report on a quarterly basis to the Legislature's Health and
             56      Human Services Interim Committee and Health and Human Services Appropriations
             57      Subcommittee on the department's progress towards implementing an expansion of the use of

             58      the 340B drug pricing program by community health centers.
             59          (3) If the department needs a Medicaid waiver to implement a 340B drug program for a
             60      specific disease, the department shall comply with the reporting requirements of Subsection
             61      (2)(b)(ii) of this section, and the reporting requirements of Section 26-18-3 .
             62          (4) This section shall sunset in accordance with Section 63-55-226 .
             63          Section 2. Section 63-55-226 is amended to read:
             64           63-55-226. Repeal dates, Title 26.
             65          (1) Title 26, Chapter 9f, Utah Digital Health Service Commission Act, is repealed July
             66      1, 2015.
             67          (2) Section 26-18-12 , Expansion of 340B drug pricing programs, is repealed July 1,
             68      2013.
             69          [(2)] (3) Title 26, Chapter 23b, Detection of Public Health Emergencies Act, is repealed
             70      July 1, 2009.
             71          [(3)] (4) Title 26, Chapter 33a, Utah Health Data Authority Act, is repealed July 1,
             72      2014.
             73          [(4)] (5) Section 26-21-23 , Licensing of non-Medicaid nursing care facility beds, is
             74      repealed July 1, 2009.

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